Ozarks Writers League Cancels Ronda Del Boccio Presentation on Social Media for Authors at the Last Minute

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I was scheduled to give a presentation titled "Social Media Quickie for Authors: Get in - Get Done - and Get Back to Writing" at the Ozarks Writers League (OWL) quarterly conference at Ozarks Technical Community College in Hollister, Missouri this morning (Feb. 21, 2015).


I got a message just after 8 this morning from past president Karen Nelson that the president, Casey Cowan, asked her to inform me my presentation was canceled.

While nasty weather conditions exist, nobody called, texted, emailed or otherwise messaged to ask whether I would be able to make it. Since I live in the area, I did not choose to stay at the hotel. As a blind non-driver, I had arranged transportation and was fully prepared to give the interactive presentation I had spent considerable time and energy preparing..

The schedule was reorganized for a delayed start time and supposedly "abbreviated." Interestingly, one talk was ADDED to the event.

Nonfiction author Karen Nelson is doing an unscheduled talk about characters. She describes herself on her website as: "a writer and teacher in Southwest Missouri, specializing in educational and nonfiction works. "

From the rearranged and "abbreviated "schedule:

 2:15 - 3:00 - Session 2

  •   (planned) Velda Brotherton - "You're Never Too Old For Love"
  • (planned)    Pam Foster - Critique Group
  • (NEW!  Karen Nelson - "Creative Characters"

While the official reason will be weather, the late start and the perceived necessity to use the speakers who were on-site, the addition of an unplanned talk in this scaled-back schedule appears suspicious.

Numerous OWL members attending the conference expressed excitement over getting help from me with their social media.

Could some more sinister forces be at play? ou decide.

3 Board Members Resign on same Day

On a related note, I was a board member until I resigned last week over a variety of issues, including  bullying, censorship and abuse of leadership.  OWL is a 501(c)3  organization subject to all the laws and legalities of any nonprofit. Three board members all resigned within an hour over these issues.

Ozarks Writers League Conference Kicked Out of Private Christian College for Planned Sex Talks

OWL got kicked out of its 30-year meeting place at College of the Ozarks, a private Christian college because of the racy nature of some of the workshops.  While some of the League leadership called it censorship,  the college is privately funded and not subject to the same regulations as publicly funded colleges.

I say their house, their rules. I don't blame C of O one bit. I did not approve the topics and was not involved in the process of finding speakers or naming their talks. Had this been passed through the entire board VS a subset, the negative publicity could potentially have been averted.

Though I was supposedly the Publicity Coordinator, the president and his chosen did not involve me or some other board members in any of the planning of speakers, topics, or response to the College of the Ozarks decision.

Thankfully, with the ease of technology and the fact I have the tools available, nobody has to miss out on getting help!

You can attend this same presentation from hte comfort of your own computer, tablet or phone free of charge. See details below:

FREE Online Presentation: Social Media Quickie for Authors: Get In - Get Done - Get Back to Writing

HOW to attend? Via a link. Watch and listen from your computer or web-enabled tablet or phone.

Date: Thursday, February 26

Time:  8  PM  Eastern US (5 Pacific)

Reserve your seat now:  Simply give your name and email below for to hold your place for the class. That's how you'll get the link and details about how to join the class. It's easy, I promise!

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I look forward to helping you make social media EASY!

Follow your BLISS,

Ronda Del Boccio, best selling author, speaker and mentor


Ronda Del Boccio Meeting Readers, Signing Books at Kimberling Area Library Author Book SIgning Day Feb 7

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Ronda Del Boccio, best selling and award-winning author, is one of forty writers  who will be visiting with readers and signing books at the Kimberling Area Library Author Book Signing Day Ronda Del Boccio small display with books at an author book signing day This is the fourth annual KAL Author Day.

"I'm so excited to  connect with readers who live in my area," said Del Boccio.

Cover of the #1 Best Seller The Peace SeedShe will have copies of several of her books, including her #1 bestselling  book The Peace Seed: Personal and Global Transformation through Storytelling, which she has donated to several prisons around the country to foster inner peace.

When Assassins and Allies Conspire by Ronda Del BoccioShe will also have her best selling book of paranormal and fantasy stories, When Assassins and Allies Conspire. This book has four transformational tales, all with animals involved.

Ronda Del Boccio, the Story Lady - Follow Your B.L.I.S.S.!The Library is located at 45 Kimberling Blvd in Kimberling City, Missouri. Call 417-739-2525 or visit www.kalib.org.  

"Come stop by and meet all of us.!"

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Free Mini-class for Authors: How Do I Set Up and Use the Facebook Call to Action Button on My Author Page?

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This week's training: Thursday, Jan. 29 at 11:01 AM-11:21 AM ET

How to Set Up Your Facebook Author Page Call to Action Button

Facebook has a really cool new way to get customers right from Facebook. It's called the "call to Action Button."

Facebook now lets authors add a call to action button to your author page. This video invites you to a short, actionable training on:

  • How to set up your Facebook author page call to action button
  • How to decide where to send people from that button
  • An under-used ways to get more traffic and exposure right in your Facebook page or profile cover (in under 2 minutes)
  • Sell more books with the call to action button

This week's class: Thursday, Jan. 29 at 11:01 AM-11:21 AM ET

YES, the training is recorded! So please do sign up.

But if you're not there, you can't get personalized help!

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Follow your BLISS,

Ronda Del Boccio, best selling author, speaker & top reviewer


FREE Pinterest for Authors Class: Turning Pinterest into Blog Traffic

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Fun, fast, free Pinterest for Authors class.

Pinterest is a great social network for sharing photos. And like any other, it can be confusing!

An author friend asked me how I had set up a link, and I figured, why not do a free class so she and others can benefit? So that's what is happening.

Why attend this free class?

  1. Find out how to link your pins.
  2. See how to manage boards.
  3. Learn how to get followers
  4. Get traffic to your site from Pinterest
  5. Sell more books with Pinterestj

Join me in a free Pinterest for Authors class

  • Friday, Jan. 21
  • 3 PM ET
  • From your computer
  • Yes, it will be recorded, BUT if you aren't there, you won't be able to ask questions and get help!
  • Join free WriteOnPurpose.com/free & get other cool tools.
  • If you're already part of the community, you already received the info.

I'm so excited to see you there!Get Access NowFollow your BLISS,

Ronda Del Boccio

#1 best selling, award-winning author & speaker


NaNoWriMo 2014 WINNER Ronda Del Boccio, They All Died Smiling

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UPDATE 11/27/17: I finished this book and havea publisher. It comes out in early 2018 from The Wild Rose Press!

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But a hot new self-help book changes everything. Some who read it leave on a mysterious journey only to turn up dead, even stranger, they died smiling. Kass fears the author has sinister intentions, and even worse, a demonic alliance.

Her relentless search for answers leads her down dark demonic paths. Using her gift could save countless lives, but will she risk being brought to ruin?

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Coming out early 2018 from The Wild Rose Press.


I hope you won't consider it bragging when I tell you the news that I WON NaNoWriMo 2014!

How exciting to cross the 50,000 word mark, validate my count and get to the winner's page.

National Novel Writing Month is a great way to commit to writing every day all the way to finishing a first draft of a book.

WINNER NaNoWriMo 2014

THe paranormal suspense novel They All Died Smiling is not finished yet, and I am taking a day off to rest my brain, but then it's right back to the keyboard to continue to the end.

Afterward, I'll go back through and make refinements. A couple of publishers are already interested in it, which astounds me.

I'm humbled and surprised, no matter what comes of it.

Writing 200 pages in a month means producing 6-7 pages every day if you're on a 7 day calendar or an average 10 per day if you take of weekends.  It requires dedication, discipline, and willingness to say NO to things, even when something else may seem more fun at the moment.

Whatever writing goals you set yourself,stick to them and you'll reach your mark.

If you want to know about my next release and get free stories, go to WriteOnPurpose.com/read right now.

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Ronda del Boccio Wins 4 Fiction Prizes: NaNoWriMo Day 14

Ronda Del Boccio Holding Award Certificates from Ozarks writers League Contests 2014

Entering writing  contests is a great way to get an adrenaline rush. Well, it is at the award ceremony. It's good to put your work up against others'.

There's no finish line or objective measure, so winning or not winning feels arbitrary to some extent, yet having those placements is good to add to your writing credits.

Contest Winnings!

Today I was at the awards ceremony for Ozarks Writers League, and I am thrilled to announce that I won 4 contests for my fiction. It feels WONDERFUL to receive cash awards for my stories.

"Hillbilly Heaven" won the Gene Anderack Short Story Contest

"She Had a Curfew...I Had a Van" took third place in the Genre Straddler Contest. that means a story that combines two genres. THis one's paranormal romance.

"Welcome to Haven" took second in the Flash Fiction 99 Word Story Contest. This was a very short horror story.

"Welcome to OWL" took first in the Hoot & Hollar Contest. This tale elated an experience I had welcome a prospective member to the Ozarks Writers League.

Ronda Del Boccio Holding Award Certificates from Ozarks writers League Contests 2014

I am so incredibly excited! Stunned, too. My writer friends aren't, but since there's no objective measure, it always feels like a playing a game of chance.

Update on my progress with They All Died Smiling, my NaNoWriMo project.

Meanwhile, I made a little progress on the novel today, as I wasn't home much. Tomorrow as well will be a light writing day, so I'm glad to be ahead on my goal!

I'm approaching the halfway point in the book.

Keep writing!

Ronda Del Boccio

Best Selling author and speaker

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How Can Kindle PreOrders Help Me Sell More Books?

If you're a KDP author, you know that new features keep magically appearing. Sure, Amazon sends you an email, but maybe you could use a little help figuring out how to make the most out of the new service. Or maybe you wonder whether you even want to use the new feature at all.

Kindle PreOrders

This week's free mini-class shows you one of the latest Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) additions, Kindle Preorders.

You'll discover

  • Why Kindle preorders are a GOOD thing.
  • How to make the most of offering preorders.
  • How to build buzz ahead of your publication date.
  • How to sell more books with the help of preorders.

You can watch LIVE or later.

How to watch LIVE

Come back to this page Thursday, August 21 at 11 AM US Eastern Time to watch live. The class is only 20 minutes, so you won't blow your morning. Click the video player below or lick where it says "watch the video now" below.

How to watch ANYTIME (after the live event is over)

Watch the video now.

I hope this helps. If y ou have questions, please feel encouraged to add them to the comments. I'll be sure to get back with you.

Now I have a very important question for you...

Where are you stuck?

What about authoring confuses or frustrates you? I want to know so I can offer a mini-class to help.

Please take a 1 minute survey at WriteOnPurpose.com/survey and let me know.

Follow your BLISS,

Ronda Del Boccio

best selling author, speaker and mentor, this time helping you sell more books using Kindle Preorders.


FREE Training: Authors, How Can You Be Social without Losing Your Day to Social Media…

FREE Training: Authors, How Can You Be Social without Losing Your Day to Social Media Sites?

This quick training teaches you how to check in with the networks you need to be in without losing your  whole day. It's a simple system. Join the training free now (or watch on YouTube later.

Register at http://writeonpurpose.com/adventure for a "cheat sheet" to help you remember the 4 simple steps.

Follow your BLISS,

#author   #socialmedia   #bookmarketing  

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This week's quick class - How to Be SOCIAL in ONLY 10 Minutes a Day

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Perhaps you've heard that as a author, you need to be EVERYWHERE.

But have you ever noticed that sites like Facebook can be a real time suck? 

Well, they can...if you let them! DUring this FAST webinar (20 minutes) you'll learn what I call "Making the Rounds," a technique for being super social on your top 5 sites in only 10 minutes.

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The Book Launch is DEAD! Invitation to Be an Instant Best Selling Author

Do you DREAM of being a best-selling author?

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Holding the book YOU WROTE in your hands! -

Seeing your name on the cover of your book! -
Enjoying AMAZING experiences that excite you!-
Touching lives - maybe even changing the world!

One author I know did her book launch the old fashioned way. I'll call her Sarah.

Sarah decided to get a whole bunch of partners to provide a bonus and send out emails to their customers and subscribers on launch day.

"I spent 20-40 hours a week for almost 8 months," she said.

Sarah had small children. I cannot help but think of all the playtime and special moments she missed because of spending so much time on her launch.

And what were her results?

She did make bestseller on Amazon - HOWEVER...

Most of her bonuses had absolutely nothing to do with her book, so they did not get many optins.

Only about 25% of her partners actually mailed, and most of those only one time.

And while yes she leveraged her bestselling author status in other great ways, the amount of time and energy the launch took left her feeling drained.

"I can't help but wonder if I could have gotten the same result with less work."

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Nnow there IS a better way - the Instant Best Seller Secrets way!

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#006a Gratitude and Appreciation Special Episode: Awakened Author Adventure in ITunes New and Noteworthy in Business, Arts and Education after Only 5 Days on iTunes!

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Gratitude and Appreciation Special Episode: Awakened Author Adventure in ITunes New and Noteworthy in Business, Arts and Education after Only 5 Days on iTunes!

Welcome to this special edition of the Awakened Author Adventure!

My heart is so full of gratitude and appreciation for YOU, dear listener! Because of YOU, this blind woman in Missouri is now - after only 5 days - in iTunes TOP new podcast listing, which is called New and Noteworthy!

Better still - Awakened Author Adventure is in New and Noteworthy in ALL 3 CATEGORIES:

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Listen to today's adventure!


If you are seeing this post on some other site than WriteOnPurpose.com but don't see the player, don't worry! Just go to www.WriteOnPurpose.com/nn and you will see it.

As my way of saying thank-you - claim my bestselling book Instant Author Formula: 6 Simple Recipes for How to Write a Book FAST for only 99 cents (limited time offer)

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Write your review & click SUBMIT.


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Follow Your Bliss!

Ronda Del Boccio

PS the next true episode of the show - Episode 7 - is Friday!


#003 Web Event Special Invitation to Broadcast Louder as a Published Book Author: Awakened Author Adventure Episode 3

The Awakened Author Adventure at www.WriteOnPurpose.com/adventure provides inspiration, direction and resources to help visionaries write, publish and promote life-changing books. Find the free podcast on iTunes and join the Premium Awakened Author Adventure membership for more help and tools at www.WriteOnPurpose.com/adventure. Your guide on this adventure is bestselling author, speaker and mentor Ronda Del Boccio, The Story Lady. She turns world-changers like YOU into bestselling authors with joy, grace and ease so that you truly follow your BLISS to author success. These are the areas about which you will learn on YOUR Awakened Author Adventure: entrepreneur mindset, #AuthorMentor, how to write a book, how to publish a book, publish a book on Kindle, digital publishing services, Amazon publishing, digital publishing, ebook publishing, writing advice, writing prompts, book marketing coach, book marketing help, inspirational thoughts, inspirational quotes, inspirational stories, writing courses, creative writing course, online writing courses, writing tips, business writing help, writing challenges, BLISS Butterfly Author Success System

Awakened Author Adventure Episode 3: Special Invitation to Broadcast Louder as a Published Book Author

Welcome to a short but sweet edition of the Awakened Author Adventure free Podcast!

This is a special invitation to take action on writing your book.


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Why most book authors fail to reach their goals and how to be sure YOU reach YOURS.

• The most important question to ask yourself before beginning to write your book.

• The 5 keys to author success.

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Follow Your Bliss!

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